Access to EU environmental information: EU compliance with Aarhus Convention

Wolf, Susan (2013) Access to EU environmental information: EU compliance with Aarhus Convention. ERA Forum, 14 (4). pp. 475-491. ISSN 1612-3093

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12027-013-0327-7

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between the EU Access to Document Regulation (1049/2001/EC), the Aarhus Regulation (1367/2006/EC) and the provisions of the UNECE Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters. It considers the extent to which the combined provisions of the EU regulations succeed in aligning EU law with the access to environmental information provisions of the Convention. The focus of the examination is on the exceptions to disclosure and the differences between the Convention and the EU legislation will be analysed. It will be argued that not only does the EU legislation lack coherence and clarity but also that the combined provisions breach the Convention in a number of key respects.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aarhus Convention, environmental information, regulation 1049/2001/EC, regulation 1367/2006/EC, Aarhus regulation, exceptions to disclosure
Subjects: M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Susan Wolf
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2014 12:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 12:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15659

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